The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. ~Vladimir Nabakov

Friday, September 12, 2008

Remember me

As snowflakes fall gently and on your nose they sit
While you walk lost and slowly forgetting my vow
On the darkest nights with only the street lights lit
Kicking stones sombrely with your head in a bow

Once upon a time when you believed life was fair
Beach was our destination as you held my hand
Laughing and running with the summer wind in my hair
And making love under the stars on the moon lit sand

Now, only broken hummingbird glass shards remain
As they flicker and shimmer on the sunlit old porch
You lost yourself and I am here to help you regain
Awake, be alive once more and re-ignite your torch

Remember me with delight, bliss and those happy years
They will stay marked and unable to be washed or worn
In your heart where you have placed me with your tears
We remain united always, it is where our love was born

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wings of an angel

I hear them flutter with a tranquil calm
In the darkest nights of my sleepy realm

Waking to glimpse what is next to my bed
Only blackness of night surrounds my head

Feeling in harmony I do not feel any fears
Overwhelming emotions flows in my tears

Hearing wings of an angel, it watches me weep
Like an owl of the night it tenders my sleep

Upholding my soul this knight of my life
From birth till the end in joy and in strife

Invisible and quiet coexisting while I live
Guidance and protection they always give

In my moments of need and the hours of sorrow
I see their silhouettes through a vision I borrow

Hearing also these whispers from omni directions
I value their guidance and astonishing protections

Thank you to my angels for whose wings I see
For kindness, wellbeing and above all loving me

Monday, September 8, 2008


I listen
To the utmost prominent voices
Hearing their mere echoes of emptiness
While they whisper and beckon to alter my choices

I trust
This short-lived delegating and swaying
For the radiant core of my spirit is what they seek
As they cunningly reach inside me with an absolute fraying

I believe
My own choice still and repel the sly confusion
And sanction myself primarily with confidence and faith
Since everything else is residual dust of only the greatest illusion

Friday, September 5, 2008


Like a magician of supreme illusions

Crafting great puzzles and delusions

As off-springs age and begin to mature
Great changes within them they endure

Dweller of the elements earthly affair

Residing in the realms, water and air

Summoning balance beyond even death

Its rising spirit accelerates like stealth

Wings of glass and trim, the tail is long

Dragon extinct in the dragonfly among

Skimming the lakes with an endless glide

Bearer of the will a total empire pride

Breathing no fire this dragon of glory

Composing aerodynamics of the unwary

With poise living along with mankind

Granting wishes to those it will find

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Game of life

Whether winning or losing it is all the same
In our existence of prime this galactic game
There are no scores, no major rules to abide
Just stars evolving as on the path they collide

Evolution continues within the journey tracks
Believing in self worth is what the human lacks
Vital significance exists in what is blind to see
Composed of equal elements are you and me

Saddened I possess few tarnished human skills
Wishing to decipher these nightmares and chills
The dogma and stench of constant greed and hate
Is shortening our lives and causing rifts in our fate

Game of life keeps no count on living and dying
Who tells the truth, saves lives or the thief lying
There are no time limits or any deadlines to meet
Only absolution from ourselves in the end we greet

Vast power we have behind our endless choices
Within the echoes of these soft whispering voices
Listening to decide sanctions sole power of one
Till our candle burns out and this game is done

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

How do rising gas prices affect your daily life?

Has the giant gas on the rise become nearly unaffordable for the average family? What is going on? Some experts say that the prices could jump as high as $12 to $15 per gallon. Yikes! This outrageous leap in price has highlighted the actual oligopoly of gas and other utilities in the world, and it is far from over. While gas skyrocketed in price, the next may very well be the electric cars and hybrids before electricity itself will join the incline and the vicious cycle.

While this incline in gas prices may be a huge nudge towards improving the pollution on our planet with the decrease of the suffocating, deadly and harmful gases, it is causing the average person to be quite outraged. Many commuters are already spending huge portions of their paychecks for gas in their travel expenses and families that live on a penny-pinching budget or pay-check to pay-check may not be able to afford to drive their vehicles for much longer.

Many of my friends are digging up their old bicycles out of their garages and even purchasing new ones, while riding instead of driving to their destinations such as work, quick grocery stops and small errands. Just recently, one of my friends has actually gone as far as selling her car and bought an electric scooter as a result of the gas increase and possible predictions of the incline. The truth here is that we have become too dependent on our vehicles to take us to our destinations. By riding our bikes and even walking to near by places, may be the beginning on improvements on our overall health even though the adjustment may not be the smoothest. Let's face it. This gas explosion may not be such a bad thing after all when we look at the overall picture.

While all of this could be a future blessing in disguise, I myself am feeling the effects of this soaring gas issue. Lately, I have consciously combined my daily errands into one weekly one and it's amazing how much money and gas I have actually saved. Walking my daughter to school has become a must now, where before I would sneak to drive her on lazy or rainy mornings. When raining, it gives us a chance to snuggle under an over-sized umbrella during our walk and spices up our mornings, while bringing us closer.
Other ways we have found a way to decrease the use of our vehicle has been less frequent grocery stops. We buy more non-perishables such as bags of powder milk, canned food, more rice and potatoes, and overall stocking up our shelves and freezer to avoid the grocery trip.

Being a mom of two toddlers my job is to ensure there is plenty of food on the table. This extra expense going towards the gas has affected us other ways too. It has taken a significant chunk out of our food expenditures for the month. I have resulted to clipping coupons and saving every possible penny that I can to offset our budget. It is actually amazing how much cash I have been saving due to clipping coupons.

From an entertainment point of view, we do our best to stay in town for movie theaters, where before we would drive the 20 minutes out of town to a big screen. I value the time I spend with my family and on the weekends we usually hop into our vehicle and drive somewhere, anywhere.

My children absolutely love going places. Our mini road trips in the summer months are almost every single weekend. We explore nature, the great lakes or the beach and the cost of the weekend is very minimal. Packing snacks and lunches means we only spend the necessary gas money and always make our way home to avoid lodging fees. This summer however, we are looking at purchasing bicycles for our entire family of four and riding to the near by trails for our outdoor exploration and picnics.

We also pay attention to the fluctuation of gas. Even a few pennies dropping overnight will nudge us to fill up our gas tank, even if it's only half full. We find ourselves driving our cars only in the essential and necessary occasions these days. While I am nervous about the entire gas issue, as a family we are also considering other more drastic measures about the type of vehicle we are driving. We have discussed selling or trading our cars we currently have for a hybrids or electrics vehicles, and if we were to sell them this would be the ideal time. Who knows what will happen 3 to 6 months from now?

This awakening of the entire damaging pollution and recent gas issue could very well create a sudden demand and therefore surge and shortage of hybrids, and the prices of the those vehicles could just absolutely skyrocket and become unaffordable to us.

While I am not very optimistic that this gas issue will be resolved and equalized any time soon, in the process I have learned and discovered many money saving techniques, which are absolutely invaluable regardless how high or low the prices are.